Bulgari Hotels & Resorts, the Jeweler of Hospitality, announces that an agreement has been signed with owner and developer Gary Safady, for a new luxury resort in Los Angeles. The new Bulgari Resort, scheduled to open in 2025, is set to be the second Bulgari property in the US, following the opening of the Miami property in 2024. The Bulgari Resort Los Angeles is expected to be the twelfth gem in the Bulgari Hotels & Resorts collection.
The Bulgari Resort Los Angeles, located in the majestic Santa Monica Mountains, less than five miles from Rodeo Drive, will be nestled amongst 33 acres of a stunning hillside park, surrounded by natural wildlife and remarkable views. Plans call for 58 rooms and suites, eight private estates and the signature Bulgari Il Ristorante – Niko Romito – as well as a 10,000 square foot Spa, a state-of-the-art-gym, offering Bulgari’s exclusive Workshop training method, a cinema and an exclusive eight-seat sushi bar.
A good portion of the hotel’s guest rooms and suites will be located in secluded bungalows studded across the eastern half of the property, adjacent to the property’s carefully curated amenities. The Resort’s eight stunning residential properties will range in size from 12,000 to 48,000 square feet, each with private land of at least one acre and as large as five. The unrivaled topography of Los Angeles’ canyons, allows for vast open space and privacy, giving each home a distinctive setting while preserving the area’s ridgeline and protecting its flora and fauna. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding natural environment, the contemporary architecture of the building will be curated by the well-known South African design firm Studio SAOTA, while the Milanese architectural firm Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, that designed all the other Bulgari Hotels projects, will bring Italian design to the building’s interiors.
Additionally, the Bulgari Resort Los Angeles’s landscape design will be created by the award-winning Swiss landscape architect firm, ENEA, known for its work on the internationally recognized Tree Museum as well as his design of the Bulgari Hotel Beijing iconic garden. The combination of these internationally recognized design firms is set to create one of the most integrated, environmentally sensitive developments that the community and the City of Los Angeles has been presented with in a generation.
The resort, formally known as The Retreat, will be built in line with the most stringent environmental criteria certified by LEED and only the highest sustainable building practices will be used to ensure minimal environmental impact. Furthermore, to honor and prioritize the canyon’s biosphere and natural habitats, hundreds of old-growth and native canopy trees are being preserved while approximately 1,000 additional mature trees will be planted and integrated with the terrain to provide shade and habitat for wildlife. Ponds, dry riverbeds, and vegetated bioswales will also be implemented around the property to capture and filter storm water and provide natural hydration for plants. The Bulgari Hotels & Resorts team will continue its history of making sure that their properties serve as a home to local wildlife for generations to come. The project is subject to the final approvals of the City Council and Planning Authorities of the City of Los Angeles.